Visual Database Design

Specialized 2-day Course to enhance your knowledge and use of Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation systems
January 30-31, 2017 at Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York

About the Course

As an introduction to the Training & Simulation Database Engineering discipline, this course will cover a wide range of technologies and commercial off-the-shelf tool sets used during design, development and deployment of Training Databases. Participants will be instructed in the utilization of a systems engineering approach used on successful Database projects. This course is not intended to teach 3D modeling, art concepts, or data editing tools. Instead it will focus on the Engineering and Project Management aspects of Database creation.

Day One Outline

  • Introduction to Visual Databases
  • "Real-time" Simulation
  • The Database As a Component of the Visual System
  • The Database As a Component of the Simulation
  • Database Design and Structure
  • Database Components

Day Two Outline

  • Source Data
  • Optimization Tricks and Shortcuts
  • Database Development Tools
  • Project Management
  • Future Trends


Olen AtkinsOlen Atkins is Wegmann USA's Training and Simulation Program Manager. He was the Operations Manager for the Army's SE Core Database-Virtual Environment Development (DVED) Program, the Geo-Spatial Synthetic Environment Manager at Link Simulation and Training, Arlington TX, and the Program Engineering Manager at Diamond Visionics, Binghamton NY, as well as the Visual Simulation System Manager for MarineSafety, Queens, NY. During his past 14 years he has been involved in numerous technical areas of visual simulation including: ship handling, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground troops and vehicles, UAVs and medical trainers, implementing image generators, geo-spatial databases, and sensor simulations. Through these experiences he has acquired a breadth and depth of the visual simulation discipline that covers topics ranging from systems engineering to project management to individual tool user.

Fees and Registration

2-day specialized course only

  • UNIVERSITY/GOVERNMENT: $645 (early bird by October 14), $695 (regular fees start October 15)
  • INDUSTRY: $695 (early bird by October 14), $745 (regular fees start October 15)

5-day main course plus a 2-day specialized course 

  • UNIVERSITY/GOVERNMENT: $2170 (early bird by October 14), $2270 (regular fees start October 15)
  • INDUSTRY: $2270 (early bird by October 14), $2370 (regular fees start October 15)

Contact our office for group rates (available for 3+ registrants from an organization).

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Last Updated: 7/18/16